Sherry Hamilton Memorial GT Educator Award Application Form
>>>>>>>>> Deadline: November 6, 2018 <<<<<<<<<<

SAGE's GT Educator Members are invited to apply for the Sherry Hamilton Memorial Award.

The recipient will receive $500 and will be recognized at SAGE's Gifted Pathways Event, at 6 pm on November 13, 2018 at PDEC.

Applicants for the Sherry Hamilton Memorial Award will be judged by SAGE Lifetime Members using a rubric.

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Deadline: November 6, 2018
Who is completing this application?
We encourage self-nominations AND nominations from others. No preference will be given either way. If you are nominating someone else, please choose "other" and give your name, phone, and email address. We will contact them and inform they were nominated by you; please nominate them with enough advance notice so they have time to complete the application by the deadline.
About the Nominee
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Grade Level
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Commitment & Experience
Worth 1/4 of points on the judging rubric
Briefly describe your career path as a gifted educator. Use up to 10 bullet points or short statements.
How did you became the educator you are today? How many gifted students have you supported through the years? What positions have you held? Include your titles, schools, brief job descriptions, GT-related volunteer experience, plus any higher education or special certifications.
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Other awards
For bonus points, list teaching awards or grants received from the campus, district, state, or elsewhere.
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Worth 1/4 of points on the judging rubric
Briefly describe 5 to 10 ways you've shared your professional knowledge and experience with other educators. Use bullet points or short statements.
Have you given talks, workshops? Officially or informally mentored other teachers? Demonstrated the importance of gifted education to non-GT educators? Show how you have exhibited leadership as an educator and as an advocate for gifted students and educators in your school and/or professional community.
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Creative Approach
Worth 1/4 of points on the judging rubric
Describe a specific lesson or unit that you created that shows your creativity in teaching gifted children.
In a way that's easy for you to show us, we would like to hear about your best work. Link to your lesson plan, provide links to visuals or videos, show students' work.
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Please go ahead and contact your references and ask them to email their letter to

They should put "Sherry Hamilton Award reference for Your Name" in the subject line. Their letters will be due to SAGE by November 8th at NOON (which is 2 days past YOUR deadline of November 6th).

Worth 1/4 of points on the judging rubric.

Educator Colleague Name & Email Address
A teacher, coach, administrator familiar with your curriculum and teaching style
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Parent 1/Former Student 1 Name & Email Address
Family of student who has been in your classroom within the past 3 years
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Parent 2/Former Student 2 Name & Email Address
Family of student who has been in your classroom, no time limitation
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